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SIR JOHN FROISSART Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.5

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SIR JOHN FROISSART
Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the adjoining countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV. Vol.5
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William.France heard they were called upQn by the French to perform their challenges, they were much , rejoiced, and took leave of the earl and lbajjcnp *qf .England to go thither. They were ac-companied by many knights and fquires. The Englii^i ^nd French tilted very handfomely, and pj.er&çmçd their'deeds of arms as the rules re-quired. Then fir Regnaud cl£ Touars, fir THftan de ;}a J[aiU^, fir, John dé"^CMtelmprant and'the baftard .jCïarïus, . fummoned each of them his knight or 'fquire :9 tliat is to fay the lord de.Vertain, ffr John d'Àmbretucourt^'Éd\vard Beauchamp and Jannequin Clinton. _ Thefe.four were fo eager for the combat that they wifhed to go to chateau Jpfielin on the paflports of the conftablc ; but the earl of Buckingham, hearing at Vannes' the ftjm-mons from the French/ faid aloud to thé heralds ; c You will tçl} thé. conftable, from the earl of Buckingham, that he is equally powerful to grant ^ paflports to the"* French as he majT be fto grant them to the EngliÛi -, and to all thofe vho rriay wifh to perform any deeds of arms wièi his knights, oh their arrival at Vannes, he will, out'of his affec-tion to them, give paflports, and to'all who may çhoofe to accompany them,^ both for their ftayàruT for their return.' ; ... . ' [\ When'the conftablc heard this, he'inftântly per-ceived the earl was in the right, and that he want-ed to fee thofe deeds of arms : it was burrtafonable there fhould be as many performed atVânnts as had been before him at, château' Joflelin. t Thé conftablc therefore faid j '.the earlvof IJpfking-


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